Number: 2011-2012/03 - 2013/06 - 2014/04 - 2015/08 - 2016/08 - 2017/06 - 2018/05
Terms of Reference
2011 – 2014
- Report landfill project (2011-2012)
- Report Landfill project (2013)
- Report Landfill project (2014 – compressed)
- Landfill Directive Implementation Gaps Analysis (2016)
- Landfill Inspection Project Malta meeting (2016)
- Landfill Inspection Project Report Zaandam meeting (2016)
- Inventory Analisys (2016 protected)
- Landfill project – Riga (Latvia)
- Landfill project – Bratislava (Slovakia)
- Landfill project – Brussels (Belgium)
- Waste Management and Circular Economy (report Treviso meeting) – including annexes
- Waste management and Circular Economy (report Cyprus meeting) – including annexes
- Waste management and Circular Economy (report Brussels meeting)
Project description and aims
Improving implementation of EU law is high priority objective of both the Commission and IMPEL. Recent reports on implementation of EU waste legislation have shown that “implementation and enforcement of EU waste law remain poor particularly regarding the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Waste Shipment Regulation”
This projects aims to:
- Identify good inspection practices, developing guidance;
- Facilitate cooperation (and helping each other) between IMPEL Member Countries to work towards a consistent regulatory and enforcement regime;
- Provide feedback to policy makers on the (effectiveness of) the various approaches and practices in the field of permitting and inspection of landfill sites in IMPEL Member countries.
Landfilling and Circular Economy
This project builds on the results and products from the previous landfill projects. The aim of this project is to focus on verification/inspection systems that are in place in MS, to check compliance with the criteria of the Directive in relation to end-of-waste and by-products. Particular attention will be paid to the production process residues, focusing on the relevant BREFs. Secondly it will further define common criteria to evaluate the need of a pre-treatment, especially for industrial waste, in order to comply with the overall environmental objectives of Landfill Directive-LFD (permitting step). Thirdly it will continue to facilitate the sharing of experience and knowledge in practical landfill joint inspection as well as the development of a Training Programme.
- A guidance for operators, inspectors and permit writers to assess compliance with End of Waste criteria set in the Waste Framework Directive.
- A training programme on environmental inspections in landfill and waste treatment plants.
- Collection of best practices on pre-treatment of waste, use and application on end-of-waste criteria and by-products.
- Feedback to the EU Commission to a possible implementation of LFD in order to define criteria and need of a pre-treatment.
- Identification of significant streams of waste mentioned in BREFs of different process production, that can undertake a recovery process according to MS legislations.
- Improved regulatory and enforcement regime.
- Feedback to policy makers on the (effectiveness of) the various approaches and practices in the field of permitting and inspection.
- Spread the achieved results of inspections and guidelines/checklist in the Member States by the National Coordinators.
Lead country and contact
- European Commission’ Guidance on Landfill gas control (2013)
- 2017 Project abstract in: English, Spanish, Dutch, Croatian, Portuguese, Latvian, Slovak, Turkish
- 2018 Project abstracts in: English, Croatian, German, Castellano, Estonian, Greek, Dutch, Slovenian, Portuguese and Italian.